Chess News

A strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:46 am
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:00 am
The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.”
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:16 pm
GMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:19 pm
Our report on the record-setting 11th Girls Nationals includes a game by Under 18 champ Ellen Xiang. Other winners include Akshiti Eswaran Audrey Wang (pictured) in Under 8 and the only perfect score, by Kiana Arab in the Under 14.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:48 pm
On Sunday, March 30 the Inland Empire Chess Team in California played an exciting online cross-cultural team match against a very strong team in Jerusalem, Israel.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:30 pm
The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women's Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Posted: April 14, 2014, 4:37 pm
Kenneth A. Kiewra, psychology professor and father of IM Kiewra recently contributed to a book on nurturing talent. Find an excerpt on the background behind GM-elect Kayden Troff's success.
Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:07 am
We are happy to announce that Millionaire Chess and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) now have a promotional agreement in place to spread the word about the Millionaire Chess Open.
Posted: April 11, 2014, 4:59 am
IM John Donaldson remembers former Mechanics Institute president Neil Falconer, who passed away on April 5th, 2014 shortly after celebrating his 91st birthday.
Posted: April 11, 2014, 4:18 am

For the second year in a row, Webster University of St. Louis won the Final Four of chess, although Texas Tech almost pulled an upset.
Posted: April 13, 2014, 5:00 am
Ilya Gurevich and Tal Shaked won the World Junior Chess Championships in the 1990s, but neither of them pursued chess careers as adults.
Posted: April 6, 2014, 5:00 am
Viswanathan Anand, who lost his title to Magnus Carlsen, held a commanding lead in the tournament to determine this year’s challenger.
Posted: March 30, 2014, 5:00 am
Moves discovered with the help of programs have led to lively and decisive matches at the Candidates tournament in Russia this month.
Posted: March 23, 2014, 5:00 am
Most of the world’s top players descended on Europe to compete in either the Candidates tournament or the European Individual Chess Championship.
Posted: March 16, 2014, 5:00 am
Viswanathan Anand has a special relationship with Germany’s Budesliga, a lucrative source of income for players trying to earn a living at chess.
Posted: March 9, 2014, 5:00 am
Baadur Jobava of the republic of Georgia won the International Open Tournament, an event held in honor of one of the greatest players of the 20th century.
Posted: March 2, 2014, 5:00 am
Princeton University’s “A” squad was only the second team to ever win the Amateur Team East championship two years in a row, and the last time that happened was in the mid-1970s.
Posted: February 23, 2014, 5:00 am
Ivan Cheparinov, who was ranked as No. 17 in the tournament field, won a playoff to take the crown at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
Posted: February 16, 2014, 5:00 am
He won the world title in November, but then skipped some of his favorite tournaments before coming back to win the Zurich Chess Challenge last week.
Posted: February 9, 2014, 5:00 am

Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament is going to take place 18-20 April 2014 in Holland. Games will be live daily on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis. The tournament is played in four groups. This way differences in playing-level will be limited within each group, providing as many interesting games as possible. The groups are defined as [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:44 pm
The Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 announces the side events which will take place along with the main competition. - 9 Blitz tournaments: Prizes in each tournament. Overall Prizes for best total performance in the tournaments. Total prize fund 60,000 NOK (7250 EUR) - 1 Tournament over 3 days. Total prize fund 40,000 NOK (4800 EUR)
Author: Goran
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:15 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:24 am
News from Chessity
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:23 am
The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah , United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. Live Games Open / [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:20 am
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Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:06 am
Stockfish 080414 (3135) continues its victorious series and remains leader of the most prestigious computer competition TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3. The winner of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 2 defeated Houdini 4 (3132) with the black pieces in the eighth round (see the most interesting fragments of the game below). Gull A228 (3021) [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: April 18, 2014, 10:20 am
The 19-year-old Grandmaster Aleksandar Indjic is the new Serbian chess champion for men. He was the sole winner of the prestigious 12-player round robin tournament and deservedly got the top prize of 1000 EU. Collecting 7,5/11, Indjic left the nearest opponent half a point behind. GM Milos Perunovic became second with 7 points, while GM Nikola [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: April 18, 2014, 10:16 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:00 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 18, 2014, 5:00 am

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